WOMEN IN THE OLD TESTAMENT by Norah Lofts
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WOMEN IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here we have a group of intriguing character studies of women who appear in the record of the Old Testament. A great variety of types is included and this adds much interest to the book, for some of these women have had scant attention from Old Testament students or sermonizers. For, together with such well-known Bible characters as Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Deborah, Delilah, Ruth, Jezebel and Esther, the author gives us character studies of Potipher's wife, Rahab, Jephthah's daughter, Bathsheba, the woman of En-Dor, the Queen of Sheba and eaman's wife's little maid. As the Biblical material in regard to these women is meagre, the author frankly draws not only upon her knowledge of Biblical times and customs, but upon her imaginative conception of what a woman of the given type would be like. The result is an unusually fine collection of Bible studies which Protestant preachers and Bible teachers should fall upon avidly.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1949
Publisher: Macmillan